The Catalog Updated

Official country name: Republic of Estonia
1 euro = 15.6466 Estonian kroons

Estonia uses euro since 1 January 2012 – for current issues see European Union 

1 euro = 100 cents ; ISO code = EUR 978

Country State: EESTI PANK complete

1928-1937 issue (Demonetized 25.03.1941)

   

5 Krooni P-62; B-207 Color: Pink Dimensions: 130 x 70 mm

Front: Boat; fisherman with oar and net; shack; flowers.
Back:  Coat of arms with three lions; floral and guilloche patterns.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Riigi Trükikoda, Tallinn, Eesti Prints (Estonia) - RTT.
Watermark: Diagonal waves with 5 pattern.
Mintage: 7 200 000.
Signatures: Jüri Jaakson / Jaan Kivisild / Christian Kaarna / Feliks-Johannes Tannebaum.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
62a207aDate: 1929. Intro: 12.06.1930.30.0050.0080.00
62s207sDiagonal red PROOV overprint.-50.0080.00

   

10 Krooni P-63, 67, 68; B-208 Color: Blue and green Dimensions: 130 x 80 mm

Front: Girl holding scythe and sheaf of wheat.
Back: Coat of arms with three lions; floral and guilloche patterns.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Riigi Trükikoda, Tallinn, Eesti Prints (Estonia) - RTT.
Watermark: Grating with 10 pattern.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
63a208aDate: 1928. No prefix. Intro: 01.09.1928. Mintage: 5 450 000. Sign 1.30.0050.0080.00
63s1208asDiagonal red PROOV overprint on face, large "X" on back.-50.0080.00
63s2NLDiagonal red PROOV overprint on both sides.-50.0080.00
63s3NLDiagonal red PROOV overprint on both sides. Perforated numbers at right end.-50.0080.00
67a208bDate: 1937. Prefix: A. Intro: 10.09.1937. Mintage: 4 650 000. Sign 2.15.0035.0070.00
67s208bsDiagonal red PROOV overprint on both sides.-70.0080.00
68a208cDate: 1940. Prefix: B. Unissued.-300.500.
68s208csDiagonal red PROOV overprint on both sides.-300.500.

Signatures:

1.

   

20 Krooni P-64; B-209 Color: Green Dimensions: 140 x 85 mm

Front:  Zig zag stripe with 20 pattern.
Back:  Coat of arms with three lions; floral and guilloche patterns.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Riigi Trükikoda, Tallinn, Eesti Prints (Estonia) - RTT.
Watermark: Zig zag stripe with 20 pattern.
Mintage: 2 700 000.
Signatures: Jüri Jaakson / Jaan Kivisild / Christian Kaarna / Feliks-Johannes Tannebaum.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
64a209aDate: 1932. Intro: 01.10.1932.25.0050.0060.00
64s209asDiagonal red PROOV overprint on both sides.-20.0040.00

   

50 Krooni P-65; B-210 Color: Brown Dimensions: 158 x 100 mm

Front: Boats on shore at base of limestone cliffs on Rannamöisa coast.
Back: Coat of arms with three lions; floral and guilloche patterns.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Riigi Trükikoda, Tallinn, Eesti Prints (Estonia) - RTT.
Watermark: Eesti Pank L.
Mintage: 1 070 000.
Signatures: Jüri Jaakson / Jaan Kivisild / Christian Kaarna / Feliks-Johannes Tannebaum.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
65a210aDate: 1929. Intro: 27.06.1929.40.0080.00150.
65s210asDiagonal red PROOV overprint.-30.0070.00

   

100 Krooni P-66; B-211 Color: Blue Dimensions: 180 x 102 mm

Front: Blacksmith with hammer and anvil; barrel; flowers.
Back: Coat of arms with three lions; floral and guilloche patterns.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Riigi Trükikoda, Tallinn, Eesti Prints (Estonia) - RTT.
Watermark: Oak leaf, acorn, and 100 pattern.
Mintage: 485 000.
Signatures: Jüri Jaakson / Jaan Kivisild / Christian Kaarna / Feliks-Johannes Tannebaum.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
66a211aDate: 1935. Intro: 15.10.1936.100.150.300.
66s211asDiagonal red PROOV overprint.-100.150.

FOR NOTES CIRCULATING FROM 1940-1991 SEE SOVIET UNION

Last current banknotes of krooni system 

Withdrawn: 31.12.2011

Exchangeable: all notes since 1991 up to further bank notice no time limite.

   

1 Krooni P-69; B-212 Color: Brown Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Kristjan Raud.
Back: Toampea castle with "Tall Hermann" (Castle of the Livland Order on the Domberg in Reval/Tallinn).
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: United States Bank Note Corporation (U.S.A.) - USBNC.
Watermark: Tall Hermann Tower of Toompea Castle.
Date: 1992. Prefix: AA - AD. Intro: 20.06.1992.
Replacement: note with star prefix 
Signatures: Rein Otsason (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

2 Krooni P-70; B-213 Color: Bluish-grey Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Karl Ernst von Baer.
Back: Tartu University.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: United States Bank Note Corporation (U.S.A.) - USBNC.
Watermark: Tall Hermann Tower of Toompea Castle.
Date: 1992. Prefix: AA - AF. Intro: 20.06.1992.
Replacement: note with star prefix 
Signatures: Rein Otsason (President) & Siim Kallas (Member of Board).

   

P-85; B-227.
Security thread: Solid with demetalized 2EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D.
Watermark: Karl Ernst von Baer and electrotype 2.
Dates:
a. 2006. Prefix: CG - CH. Intro: 03.01.2007.
b. 2007. Prefix: CH - CJ. Intro: 19.06.2009.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board).

   

5 Krooni P-71; B-214 Color: Brown Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Paul Keres, chessboard.
Back: Teutonic fortress and church at Narva.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark:Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AV. Intro: 20.06.1992.
b. 1992. Prefix: AW - BR. Intro: 1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

P-76; B-219.
Date: 1994. Prefix: BS - CX. Intro: 15.07.1997.

   

10 Krooni P-72; B-215 Color: Red Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Jakob Hurt.
Back: Tamme-lauri oak tree.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark:Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AV. Intro: 20.06.1992.
b. 1992. Prefix: AW - BF. Intro: 1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board)

   

P-77; B-220.
Date: 1994. Prefix: BG - CB. Intro: 15.07.1997.

   

P-86; B-228.
Security thread: Solid with demetalized 10 EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: Jakob Hurt and electrotype 10.
Dates:
a. 2006. Prefix: CC - CQ. Intro: 30.01.2007.
b. 2007. Prefix: CR - DB. Intro: 19.06.2009.
Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board).

   

25 Krooni P-70; B-213 Color: Green Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Anton Hansen-Tammsaare.
Back: Vargamãe village.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AM. Intro: 20.06.1992.
b. 1992. Prefix; AP - BL. Intro: 20.06.1992.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

P-84; B229a.
Security features: Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 25EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D.
Watermark: Anton Hansen Tammsaare and electrotype 25.
Date: 2002. Prefix: BM - CJ. Intro: 21.06.2002.
Signatures: Vahur Kraft (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board).

   

P-87; B-229b.
Date: 2007. Prefix; CK - CW; UV rectangle moved from middle to right on back. Intro: 26.06.2008.
Signatures: Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board).

   

50 Krooni P-78; B-221 Color: Green Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Rudolf Tobias.
Back: Opera house, Tallinn.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Date: 1994. Prefix: AA - AQ. Intro: 10.10.1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.
Signatures: Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board).

   

100 Krooni P-74; B-217 Color: Blue Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Lydia Koidula.
Back: Rannamoisa cliffs.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Dates:
a. 1991. Prefix: AA - AK. Intro: 20.06.1992. Sign 1.
b. 1992. Prefix: AL - AQ. Intro: 1994.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.

   

P-79; B-222.
Date: 1994. Prefix: AR - BW. Intro: 10.10.1994.

   

Security features: Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100EEK EESTI PANK.
Watermark: Lydia Koidula and electrotype 100.
P-82; B-225. Date: 1999. Prefix: BY - DC. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin (Germany) - BBG. Intro: 30.04.1999.
P-88; B-230. Date: 2007. Prefix; DD - DQ. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D. Intro: 10.01.2008.

Signatures:

1.                                    2.
Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board)        Vahur Kraft (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board)

3.
Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board)

   

500 Krooni P-75; B-218 Color: Purple Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Karl Ernst von Baer.
Back: Tartu University.
Security thread: Solid with printed EESTI PANK.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Three lions.
Date: 1991. Prefix: AA - AC. Intro: 20.06.1992. Sign 1.
Replacement: Note with prefix ZZ.

   

P.80; B-223.
Date: 1994. Prefix: AD - AG. Intro: 01.11.1995.

   

P-81; B-224.
Front: Holographic patch.
Security thread: Windowed with demetalized 500KR/EP.
Date: 1996. Prefix: AH - AS. Intro: 02.01.1997. Sign 2.

   

Security thread: Solid security thread with demetalized 500EEK EESTI PANK.
Watermark: Carl Robert Jakobson and electrotype 500.
P-86; B-226. Date: 2000. Prefix: AT - BT. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin (Germany) - BBG. Intro: 22.02.2000. Sign 3.
P-88; B-230. Date: 2007. Prefix: BU - BY. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D. Intro: 26.06.2008. Sign 4. (UV rectangle moved from middle to left on back).

Signatures:

1.                                    2.
Siim Kallas (President) & Raimund Hagelberg (Member of Board)        Vahur Kraft (President) & Uno Mereste (Chairman of Board)

3.                                                        4.
Vahur Kraft (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board)                       Andres Lipstok (President) & Mart Sõrg (Chairman of Board)

Numismatic products

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the bank, 3,000 special binders—containing four postage stamps, a 5-kroon coin, and a 100-kroon specimen note dated 1999—were sold for US$20 each.

100 Krooni P-CS1; BNP201 Color: Blue Dimensions: 140 x 69 mm

Front: Lydia Koidula - 'PROOV'.
Back: Rannamoisa cliffs - 'SPECIMEN'.
Security features: Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100EEK EESTI PANK.
Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlim (Germany) - BBG.
Watermark: Lydia Koidula and electrotype 100.
Date: 1999 Prefix: BX000001- BX003000 Intro: 1999.

Note: 3 000 special binders containing, four stamps, a 5-krooni coin and a 100-krooni specimen banknote.

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and the 16th anniversary of the re-introduction of the kroon, 30,000 notes were packaged in a special folder with a 1-kroon coin and sold for 200 krooni each. The 10-kroon note was designed by Vladimir Taiger and is based upon the design by Günther Reindorff originally used for the 10-kroon note of 1928.

   

10 Krooni P-90; BNP202 Color: Blue on tan Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Woman in national costume holding sheaves of wheat.
Back: Tamme-lauri oak tree, arms.
Security thread: None.
Printer: TDLR.
Watermark: 90th anniversary logo.
Date: 2008 Intro: 20.06.2008.
Signature: Andres Lipstok & Mart Sõrg.

Note: 30 000 banknotes sold in a folder together with the 1 kroon circulation coin with the special anniversary.

  • In 1992, the Euro was established by the Maastricht Treaty.
  • Strict rules were given to the member states before they could become part of the eurozone. Two countries were exempt from the rules–the United Kingdom and Denmark.
  • The name was established in 1995, when the Euro replaced the “European currency unit”.
  • In 1998, the European Commission determined the rates according to the European currency unit, which equaled 1 Euro. The EU used the European currency unit as an accounting unit, based on the member states’ currencies.
  • The Euro unofficially replaced the European currency unit in 1999. In 2002, all old currencies were discontinued and replaced by the new Euro notes and coins. Member countries discontinued their old notes and coins at a different times.

Currency Import regulations:
Local currency ((Euro EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State .
If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and
cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Euro EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State .
If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.